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Track and field question ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Rhody31, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    I haven't covered track in a few years and went to the state meet last weekend.
    What's the difference between a seeded heat and an unseeded heat? I think the seeded heats lead directly to winners whereas the unseeded heats lead to finals ...

    EDIT: Figured it out ...
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Seeded heats are where athletes get a certain time. It's for the more elite runners. Unseeded heats are for those not quite good enough to reach the seeded section. Often times, in longer distances, the unseeded heats go directly to nothing, where the seeded athletes get the medals. Unless, that is, an unseeded runner races a far better time than the seeded counterparts.
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